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Is there a relationship between speech delay and food allergies?

Is there a relationship between speech delay and food allergies?

No: People blame "food allergies" for many things. Allergic reactions to foods include itching in the mouth while eating the food, followed by rashes or hives within 5 minutes to four hours of eating the food, and/or nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping, bloating, and diarrhea. Severe reactions can include wheezing, low blood pressure, and death. Other things, like autism are speech delay, aren't. ...Read more

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Gluten (Definition)

Wheat barley rye contains gluten, a protein molecule that in susceptible people can cause reactions and long term illness. There is celiac, the most well known and severe gluten disease. There is gluten sensitivity, affecting more people, but usually milder. There is wheat allergy, less common than the others. The treatment, for now, is to avoid all gluten in ...Read more


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My 20 months old has a speech delay. I found some info on-line saying that better for him to drink gluten free milk .Gave him almond milk for the day ?

My 20 months old has a speech delay. I found some info on-line saying that better for him to drink gluten free milk .Gave him almond milk for the day ?

Time for consultatn: A speech delay in a kid should be evaluated by his doc and possibly a hearing specialist and speech pathologist. Those with chronic ear infections often show some delay. If you wish, your doc could order a blood test to seek evidence of a gluten sensitivity, if negative you can skip reading labels and treating a problem that does not exist. ...Read more

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Why is it so trendy to say you have a gluten allergy nowadays. Do these people really have it?

Why is it so trendy to say you have a gluten allergy nowadays. Do these people really have it?

Gluten Allergy: You're right, many people are talking about gluten nowadays.There should be a distinction between gluten allergy and gluten sensitivity. Allergy implies a specific immune reaction.Those people with gluten allergy get very sick when they eat it.A sensitivity is usually not as severe in symptoms as a true gluten allergy, however it may improve many bothersome symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you get dhystrotic eczema from a gluten allergy?

Can you get dhystrotic eczema from a gluten allergy?

Dyshydrotic eczema: Is is a rash that occurs on the hands, mostly on the palms and fingers from excess and, frequent washing, etc, it is not related to any food allergy. ...Read more

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Can you die if you eat wheat and have a gluten allergy?

Allergy vs sensitive: Ingestion of wheat in a person with true ige wheat allergy could be fatal as with any food allergy. However in a person with gluten (non ige) sensitivity it is very unlikely to cause death, but can cause acute and/or chronic illness. ...Read more

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Why might someone with a gluten allergy have a reaction to gluten-free hummus?

Why might someone with a gluten allergy have a reaction to gluten-free hummus?

Need more info: Difficult to say without knowing more. Wondering what kind of reaction you are referring to, the time course, symptoms, etc. There are many different reactions to foods including true allergic reactions, food intolerance, or immune-mediated inflammation to gluten in people with celiac disease. See an Allergist if you are concerned about an immediate allergic reaction to hummus. ...Read more

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Why does beer not affect my gluten allergy? Isn't beer made from grains containg gluten?

Why does beer not affect my gluten allergy?  Isn't beer made from grains containg gluten?

Some can: Most beers are filtered liquids and contain little to no gluten protein. Some beer, especially unfiltered, can exacerbate gluten intolerance. The amount of gluten in most beer is negligible though. Many patient with celiac will tolerate low amounts of gluten without difficulty. ...Read more

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Is there any truth to a gluten allergy causing hashimoto's?

Is there any truth to a gluten allergy causing hashimoto's?

No, but...: Both celiac sprue ( gluten enteropathy) and hashimoto thyroid disease are autoimmune disorders-distant cousins, also related to lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, other. All are separate entities. Presence of one increased association (not causation) of others. ...Read more

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Could the wheat germ oil in my cosmetics bring on my gluten allergy?

Could the wheat germ oil in my cosmetics bring on my gluten allergy?

Probably: Gluten alleragy is called coeliac disease. Which means you haave a sensitivity to wheat. It would only make sense that if you use a makeup with wheat germ oil, it will absorb into your system and allow a physical reaction, which will usually exhibit itself as stomach and digestive tract imflamation and such problems. ...Read more

Dr. Scot Lewey
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Gluten Insensitivity (Definition)

Gluten intolerance (about 10% of people) may cause bloating, diarrhea, nonspecific complaints. Celiac disease, among its many manifestations may result in diarrhea. In the latter, exposure of intestine to gluten causes inflammation of affected gut lining, with a decrease in absorptive surface of that gut, & resulting malabsorption of food--best & most enduring fix being ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more